|Disikes||Disturbance of sleep
|Favourite Food||Carbonated Drinks|
Ritsu Sakuma is the second born of the main Sakuma family, who was seemingly known only as “Rei Sakuma’s Little Brother” to others. As a child, he had constantly been sheltered from the outside world, depending heavily on his older brother for support when he had no one else to look to. Due to the illness that seemed to run in the Sakuma blood, Ritsu had a high sensitivity towards the sunlight, and would be prone to collapsing if he were to be exposed to the sunlight for long. Unlike others in the family, the illness seemed to hit Ritsu harder than anyone else, causing him to be sheltered in order to protect him.
Meeting Mao Isara
It was during the day when they met, with Ritsu’s hand outstretched from beyond the Sakuma household gates.
Ritsu wasn’t supposed to go out in the day, due to his sensitivity towards sunlight, and he most certainly wasn’t supposed to go out without Rei, lest he suddenly collapsed without anyone to bring him home. But Ritsu didn’t like to listen to those warnings very well, not when there seems to be a pretty red-haired boy staring up at him through his window curtains from outside the mansion’s borders. Especially when he, as a young child with no one but his older brother as his friend, was curious as to who that boy was. Sneaking out of the house is quite easy, but by the time he makes it to the fence, he’s much too exhausted from the sunlight and from walking about. Although he didn’t know anything about the person outside or the world they lived in, Ritsu called out to him when the other seemed to start walking away.
Despite everything, paired with Ritsu’s persistence and curiosity, the two clicked well.
Having been sheltered within the Sakuma mansion most of his early years, Ritsu had picked up playing piano as a child. Initially, he had no teacher. He would listen to Rei who would play on the piano, then when no one else was around, he would mimic his older brother, playing the notes by ear. Although not entirely perfect, he enjoyed the sounds the piano made, and would continue this routine of his, playing the songs that Rei would play late in the night and into the early morning.
One night, Rei found him, playing away on the piano, without a care in the world. Ritsu was entranced, and didn’t notice his brother’s presence until the other sat down on the bench next to him and began playing the accompaniment to the piece he had been playing. It was fun to play the piano, he thought. To play with Rei was even more fun.
After their night of playing piano together, Rei persuaded Ritsu into being properly taught the piano. Unfortunately, he thought doing lessons were a pain and a bore, and so he simply ended up doing his own thing on the piano only after begrudgingly learning the basics to a piano. The teacher that the Sakumas had gotten for Ritsu had also begrudgingly accepted Ritsu’s behaviour after seeing his skill with the piano.
The piano was Ritsu’s solace when he was unable to join people outside, and when even Rei was unable to hold his hand and comfort him. The piano comforted him, and he loved the piano.
|The people that gave me a home, a place where I feel I can belong. They’re the family I’ve come to love during the few years I’ve known all of them. Even under our new King, I hope we can go further, together.|
|Somehow... I’ve been assigned to a dorm with these people. I’m not particularly close to any of them, but... well, at least Yuu-kun’s here. I can tease Secchan with him, since Secchan can hold Maa-kun against me. They’re all... loud. Especially when they’re playing games. They’ve dragged me into some games, so I guess it’s fine when the games are fun.|
|Maa-kun’s not here... but that’s okay I suppose. I have Nacchan to wake me up (if she’s nice enough), and Corgi to tease. Nattsun and Yoi-chan are here too, so I have fun in this class too. I miss Mikarin and Yuzuyuzu though, but at least I can see them elsewhere.|
|CIRCLE: Tea Party (FLAVOR)|
|It’s essentially an extension of the Tea Club... but at Ensemble Square. Having Hiyorin and Tsutsumi around is an interesting experience to say the least... I’ve learned how to make quiches thanks to Hiyorin, and Tsutsumi insists on staying five meters away from me at all times.|
|It’s an unlikely bunch... Gathering with them, I don’t interact with any of them much, but the things they’ll create pique my interests every so often. I normally use this time to compose a little, but only in secret.|
|CIRCLE: Café AMAI|
|It’s great to know there’s others that appreciate baking and making sweets~♪ ...They’re still a little wary about my sweets it seems, but they appreciate it nonetheless. Nacchan, ‘Oshi-san’-san, and Nazunyan have some... complications as a whole, so I tend to bake with Hinata-kun.|
— My annoying older brother. ...Although I won’t say this to his face, I care about him a lot.
— The unbearably loud musical genius. I admire him though. I’m happy to play piano by his side, on stage and in private.
— Sometimes, he’s really pretty, then he opens his mouth. ...Other times, he’s fairly comforting to be with.
— Knights’ big sister. I wish she wouldn’t hit me so hard to wake me up sometimes... her strength is unbelievable.
|Tsukasa Suou|| “Suu-chan.”
— Our faithful King. I always smile seeing him so dedicated to furthering Knights. I hope our new King can lead us to greater heights, together.
— A kind and soft pillow. I’ve always loved the tea Haa-kun brewed during Tea Club meetings.
— My childhood friend. He helped lead me out of the darkness with his light. ...I really, really love Maa-kun.
— My better “big brother”. He spoils me as much as Anjia would, but isn’t as suffocating. I call him “Onii-chan” to spite Anija.
— Together, we’re agents of chaos. Being in his presence is interesting... admittedly, it’s a nice presence.
— The “family dog.” He’s fun to tease, but I make sure to reward him for his tricks. A dog bone for a good boy.
— A pretty pillow. He worries too much. Even if we aren’t in the same class anymore, I’ll be here to comfort you, if you need it.